Dr. Cao’s clinical and academic interests includes breathing disorders in neuromuscular disease, central sleep apnea, and home mechanical ventilation. Her research focuses on sleep disordered breathing in neuromuscular disease and advanced positive airway pressure devices for complex breathing disorders.
In addition, Dr. Cao is particularly interested in advancing sleep medicine education. She is conducting a funded study aimed at evaluating the status of sleep medicine education across primary residency and fellowship training programs in United States, of which results will be presented at APSS 2018. She is actively involved in promoting and improving sleep medicine education. Dr. Cao holds elected committee membership positions in national organizations including AASM and CHEST. She is also a lecturer at national meetings including APSS, CHEST, and ATS.